Eiffel Tower

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the Eiffel Tower


Named after its architect Gustave Eiffel (1832–1923).

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the Eiffel Tower

  1. An iron tower built in 1889 on the Champ de Mars beside the Seine River in Paris; a global icon of France and one of the most recognizable structures in the world.
    • 1993 April 11, Jack Schnedler, “Paris in one wild day”, in Chicago Sun-Times:
      I'm headed back down the elevator, having suppressed the impulse to buy an Eiffel Tower table lamp or pencil sharpener.
    • 1998 Jul, Rogers, Terrence, “City of vapor”, in American Artist, volume 62, number 672, page 28:
      Los Angeles is a city of image and imagination: a vast urban expanse filled with buildings and streets, yet relatively free of famous landmarks. There is neither an Eiffel Tower nor a Times Square, no Big Ben or Golden Gate Bridge to symbolize the complex essence of the city.
    • 1998 June 10, Jill Lieber, “Having a ball in Paris: France hosts soccer's world best”, in USA Today:
      Grandfathers decked out in bright yellow and green soccer jerseys, showing off Eiffel Towers shaved into the back of their heads.


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